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Why African ports need to harness technology
Why African ports need to harness technology

African ports needed African solutions that respond to the rapid technology changes in the maritime industry

3 hours ago

Block or not: should you monitor employees' content consumption?
Block or not: should you monitor employees' content consumption?

Monitoring and blocking employee access to certain types of internet content might sound like draconian management measures, but there are many reasons why businesses would choose to do so

By Andrew Wilson 4 hours ago

Steinhoff's ruined reputation down to lack of internal governance
Steinhoff's ruined reputation down to lack of internal governance

Even though Christo Wiese has taken the helm as the interim CEO and is trying to stabilise the ship through the storm, Steinhoff faces the threat of becoming the biggest bankruptcy

6 hours ago

Minister Rob Davies gazettes amended AgriBEE Sector Code
Minister Rob Davies gazettes amended AgriBEE Sector Code

Dr Rob Davies has gazetted the Amended AgriBEE Sector Code for implementation by entities in both public and private sector. Davies says that the sector code will serve as guidelines for the transformation of the agricultural sector

7 hours ago

Consider more than inflation when determining salary increases
Consider more than inflation when determining salary increases

Although inflation is typically used as the basis for calculating annual salary increases, it is a poor guide for working out how to reward employees to ensure competitiveness when compared to the market

8 hours ago

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SABC staff to strike on Thursday

SABC staff are set to down tools on Thursday after wage talks broke down between unions and management

8 hours ago

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Dismay at Brown's Eskom appointees

Public enterprises minister Lynne Brown has warded off attempts to put a credible board in place at Eskom, ignoring suggestions from quarters within the ANC and the misgivings of the Treasury over her choices.

10 hours ago

Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA
Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

New bid to keep officials in line
New bid to keep officials in line

The Cabinet has approved a new performance-management and development policy for heads of government departments in its bid to strengthen discipline

By Khulekani Magubane 1 day ago

How to keep hospitality industry employees motivated during the festive season
How to keep hospitality industry employees motivated during the festive season

The staff who employers rely on to deliver 'service with a smile' are far more likely to excel in their duties and remain productive if they are healthy and enjoy physical, psychosocial and holistic well-being that enables them to perform at their best.

8 Dec 2017

Better benefits on the cards for working parents
Better benefits on the cards for working parents

The new Labour Laws Amendment Bill seeks to provide for minimum periods of leave entitlement to adoptive and commissioning parents

By Claire Gaul and Ganeefah Dawood 8 Dec 2017

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Strip searches spark march

The owner of a Durban fashion company has apologised for stripping female workers naked on suspicion of theft when they knocked off duty

By Bongani Mthethwa 8 Dec 2017

Good news for job seeking graduates
Good news for job seeking graduates

Cabinet has approved the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme Framework

8 Dec 2017

What happens in a typical business day?
What happens in a typical business day?

As a digital-first fintech company, we recently wondered what are some of the main business activities that play out in the time it takes us to process and approve a loan application?

By Trevor Gosling 8 Dec 2017

More than 500 employees have left Sars this year
More than 500 employees have left Sars this year

A total of 506 employees left the South African Revenue Service (Sars) this year, according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

By Linda Ensor 8 Dec 2017

Speed dating move over, it's time for the speed interview
Speed dating move over, it's time for the speed interview

Last month, 129 people were employed on-the-spot at a speed interviewing session arranged by entry level recruitment company, Lulaway

7 Dec 2017

Reserve Bank 'aims to get rid of protector'
Reserve Bank 'aims to get rid of protector'

The Reserve Bank was attempting to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from office, her legal team alleged in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday

By Hanna Ziady 7 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day

6 Dec 2017

Finding success through organisational health and balance
Finding success through organisational health and balance

German Genuine Contact trainer and leadership coach, Sabine Bredemeyer, believes an organisation is at its most productive and successful when healthy and balanced

By Shan Radcliffe 5 Dec 2017

New programme to address modern slavery in SA's wine and fruit industries
New programme to address modern slavery in SA's wine and fruit industries

Stronger Together, WIETA and SIZA have launched a new programme to help South Africa's wine and fruit growing businesses address forced labour and hidden labour exploitation

5 Dec 2017

Four reasons why our current work model is obsolete
Four reasons why our current work model is obsolete

In September 2016, A Workplace Revolution Report done by Regis showed we're on the brink of radical change in terms of what we consider a "workplace"

By Jainita Khatri 4 Dec 2017

Sharp rise in people jumping SA ship
Sharp rise in people jumping SA ship

South African computer programmer Dennis Bartlett says his decision to emigrate was a "no-brainer"

By Katharine Child 4 Dec 2017

Empowering women to accelerate transformation, growth of tourism industry
Empowering women to accelerate transformation, growth of tourism industry

"Women have an important role to play in transforming the industry and growing tourism. The empowerment of women, especially at decision making and executive levels, needs to be accelerated"

1 Dec 2017

Urvashi Ramjee, head of claims management at Old Mutual Group Assurance
#WorldAIDSDay2017: We can't afford to become complacent

While education and better access to antiretroviral treatment (ARV) continues to improve HIV status in South Africa, we cannot afford to become complacent

1 Dec 2017

Contiki-led research proves travel makes young people better at their job
Contiki-led research proves travel makes young people better at their job

The research shows just how valuable travel is for young people, helping them develop characteristics such as increased ability to solve problems and a stronger ability to achieve goals set. Travelling enables young people to be more

1 Dec 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: How Phillipa Geard recruited our moms
#EntrepreneurMonth: How Phillipa Geard recruited our moms

Five years ago, Phillipa Geard set out to prove that moms are still a valuable and highly skilled asset to the working world. Today, she is a successful entrepreneur, founder of RecruitMyMom and NSBC's National Woman in Business Champion for 2017

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Nov 2017

Controlling the narrative from the glass box
Controlling the narrative from the glass box

Brands are more accountable than ever in an age of radical transparency

By Leon Ayo 30 Nov 2017

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I never left, says Brian

Former Eskom boss Brian Molefe sat in the public gallery of the Pretoria High Court with his arms folded as his assertion that he had not resigned from the state-owned company was being shredded

By Sipho Mabena 30 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Ability is not defined by age
#EntrepreneurMonth: Ability is not defined by age

Kershen Pillay does not believe in luck. "I believe in working hard consistently and always staying focused on sharpening my skill. As an entrepreneur you have to be open to listening, learning and constantly developing yourself"

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Nov 2017

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